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Centaur Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Peter Beal on Oct 31, 2008

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  • Description 

    This boulder has long been at the heart of the RMNP bouldering scene since its inception. Packed with hard problems from V8 to V14, it is a popular first stop for visitors. Problems are found all along the east and west faces making it feasible at different times of day.

    Getting There 

    The best landmark is the huge Skyscraper Boulder, a 30+ foot boulder with a vertical east face. The Centaur Boulder is just east of this on the very edge of the talus slope on the south side of the canyon. It is one of the larger boulders in Lower Chaos.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 9.5 miles from here

    7 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Centaur Boulder

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Centaur Boulder:
    Gang Bang   V8 7B     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
    Handicapps   V9 7C     Boulder, Alpine, 11'   
    Marble   V10- 7C+     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
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    Featured Route For Centaur Boulder
    Rock Climbing Photo: Nuthin' but Sunshine, lower crux move.

    Nuthin' But Sunshine V13 8B  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Centaur Boulder
    On the west face of the Centaur Boulder, start low on a sloper sidepull for the left hand and a vertical seam with the right. Move directly up (crux) to an obvious decent sloping edge. From here, pull on the infamous "credit card" edge to much better holds and the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Photos of Centaur Boulder Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in Lower Chaos Canyon, RMNP.
    Bouldering in Lower Chaos Canyon, RMNP.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Dan Moncur: Gang Bang, V8.  Photo credit: Danny Ba...
    Dan Moncur: Gang Bang, V8. Photo credit: Danny Ba...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Dan Moncur: Gang Bang, V8.  Photo credit: Danny Ba...
    Dan Moncur: Gang Bang, V8. Photo credit: Danny Ba...

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